Join us for the 2021 Virtual SORBA Summit. We have a full week of breakout sessions covering chapter governance to digital marketing. We also added some fun virtually social events to keep things entertaining. Below you will find some information about each session with a link to signup. All sessions are optional and free to attend. The only mandatory session is Saturday when a representative from each chapter must be present for our Board of Directors Meeting.

*Please note that all times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Monday, May 17th

6:00pm Chapter 101 Breakout Session

Hosted By: Terry Palmeri

Learn the ins and outs of running a successful chapter. This session is geared towards new chapters and new chapter leaders but even the old guard can learn a thing or two about how to run their chapter.

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Tuesday, May 18th

6:00pm Negotiate an Agreement with Land Managers Breakout Session

Hosted By: Jim Grover

Learn the correct way to format an MOU, volunteer agreement, and lease agreement to better protect your organization and the land you volunteer on. Jim will go over specifics as well as answer questions you may have about your current agreements.

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Wednesday, May 19th

6:00pm Digital Marketing 101 Breakout Session

Hosted By: Philip Darden

In this session we talk about the basics of digital marketing as well as best practices to effectively communicate with your audience. Additionally we will discuss how to leverage your digital marketing to help with sponsorship opportunities.

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7:30pm SORBA Trivia Night!

Hosted By: Philip Darden and special guest

The first of our 3 fun events planned for the week. You and a friend (max 2 per team) will be tested on 15 questions about SORBA, trail building and mountain bikes. The team with the most points at the end will receive some SORBA gear!

Thursday, May 20th

6:00pm Growing Your Chapters Membership Breakout Session

Hosted By: Terry Palmeri

Terry will host a panel of chapter leaders as they discuss methods they have used to effectively grow their chapters membership. Learn what works and what doesn’t from fellow chapter leaders.

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7:30pm Stay at Home Scavenger Hunt

Hosted By: Philip Darden

The hunt is on! Participants will be looking for items in your own home. You must bring the item to the camera on your computer. The first person to bring the item to show will be awarded 5 points, second 3 points, third 1 point. All these items will be mountain bike and trail building related so strategic planning on where you will have your computer/phone is necessary. Members of the same household can work as a team. Winner will receive some SORBA swag. 


Friday, May 21st

6:00pm Old Fort, NC Trails with the G5 Trail Collective Breakout Session

Hosted By: Terry Palmeri

The G5 Trail Collective, a diverse group of different trail users, have been working on a trail development project in Old Fort, NC and we are excited to share it with you. Learn about this new trail development set to bring approximately 42 miles of trail to the Pisgah National Forest. Members of the collective will be available to share their experience and answer questions.

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7:30pm What's In My Cup

Hosted By: Philip Darden

Grab a drink and come hangout. What’s in my cup will be a round table discussion for beverage nerds. Each person will be given time to discuss their beverage of choice and describe what makes it special. Because sometimes we need to chat about things other than bikes and trails.

Saturday, May 22nd

9:00am SORBA Board of Directors Meeting

Hosted By: SORBA Staff

Our bi-annual meeting where we discuss and vote on important SORBA matters. One representative from each chapter is required to attend.

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